February 22, 2012
Location: Utah, California or New York
Best for: Intense weight loss
Details: Ever watch "The Biggest Loser" on TV? The resorts are based on the popular weight-loss show and aim to teach participants how to live a healthier lifestyle via intense fitness and nutrition classes. A typical day starts at 6 a.m. with stretching, followed by an assortment of exercise, cooking classes and hikes. The average woman loses about 5 pounds a week, and men lose about 7 each week, said Derek Johnson, the executive nutrition director at The Biggest Loser Resorts.
Cool perk: It's not just for adults here. Anyone age 14 and up can attend this retreat for a health jump-start.
Dates offered: Ongoing weekly cycles
Price: Starts at $2,695 per week for a private room. The price decreases if you stay longer than three weeks or if you share a room.
Information: 877-825-8878, biggestloserresort.com